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What Goes Into Building a Deck for Your Home?

Building a new deck can give your family a relaxing place to gather for cookouts with friends and relatives. A new deck can also give you a sense of pride while adding value to your home. The process of building a deck can require a significant amount of time for planning, buying materials, and building the deck itself. Since each aspect of building a deck requires significant expertise, professional home builders often rely on a team of specialists who understand how to build a deck that is safe and complies with local ordinances.

Planning Stage

The first step in the process of building a deck is to complete thorough planning so that the deck with achieve its intended results. Professional home builders usually start by consulting with a homeowner about how the prospective deck will be used and the aesthetic style that the homeowner desires. Local ordinances will be investigated to make sure that the new deck will be compliant with building codes. In many cases, professional deck designers will use three-dimensional models so that homeowners can be sure that they will get a deck that fits their needs while builders will have a comprehensive model that they can use during the construction process.

Buying Materials

Decks require a significant amount of materials, so the process of buying the necessary components can take a lot of time. Materials have to be purchased from manufacturers that are reputable while buyers have to make sure that they are not paying too much. When buying materials, professional home builders often get discounts that can be passed down to the final customer.

Building the Deck

The building stage requires the greatest amount of time since deck construction has to be completed using manual labor. Builders start by laying a foundation using gravel and concrete. Heavy posts are, then, drilled into the foundation to support the deck. Next, wood planks have to be cut to the precise dimensions that the building plan demands. Each board, then, has to be manually set in place and secured into position using either nails or screws. Finally, finish has to be applied to give the deck the appearance desired by the homeowner while protecting surfaces from weathering.

Getting a New Deck for Your Home

The process of building a new deck requires a lot of time and expertise, so you should consider working with professionals to ensure that you get the results you are seeking. Professionals can plan the entire process of building your deck, and they can take care of the manual labor necessary for deck construction so that you can focus on your life. Once your deck is complete, you will have an asset that you can enjoy for decades.

Contact Hunterdon Siding & Window today and let us help make your new deck the talk of the town.

If your Hopewell home is in need of a new deck, or your current deck needs remodeling, we can help. Be sure to check our service area to see if we can make it out to your location!

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